kingdom
At a precarious historical time for the UK, 'kingdom' takes a broad ranging look around the country.
Since 2000 I have travelled extensively around the UK photographing architecture. I have always been drawn to scenes that give a sense of the country's deep weave. Scenes that capture the significance of homes, industry, infrastructure and landscape. The relationships that underpin and sustain a country.
Since the Scottish independence referendum and continuing through Brexit, nationhood has become a pressing issue for the UK. This got me thinking more seriously about these relationships, looking at the physical environment and noting views in which they made themselves most evident. Since 2016 I have been purposely building this expanding series of photographs.
The photographs look mostly beyond the spectacle and branding of city centres. Probing at the broader accumulated environment, its long industrial and urban history, its development and absorption of change, its social links and its common bind. In the current flurry of national uncertainty and politicking, 'kingdom' takes a wide ranging look at the complex bind of relationships that characterise a country.

Homes & offshore wind farm, Barrow-in-Furness

Contisbury Hill relay transmitter, North Devon Coast

Homes & Walney Channel, Barrow-in-Furness

Suburban homes, Belfast

Homes & allotments, A48, Cardiff

Kilcreggan & ferry, Firth of Clyde

Port Talbot town & steel works

Container ship off the coast of Dungeness, English Channel

Seafront & cliffs, Seaford

Gourock & ferry, Firth of Clyde

Homes & Christchurch, Leicester

M5 Avonmouth flyover & manufacturing units, Bristol

Homes & A27 Shoreham bypass, Hove

Homes & beach, Seaford

Knightstone Island, Weston-super-Mare

Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal fired power station

New corporate build, Ludgate Hill, London

Hardman Sq. Spinningfields, Manchester

Divis & Black Mountain transmitter masts, NI

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